Kremlin says U.S. stance on Russian Federation sanctions is 'contradictory'

Laura Christensen
August 3, 2017

Five days after receiving the bill imposing additional sanctions on Russia, President Donald Trump has signed it into law, but added a "statement raising red flags", according to the reporter who first broke the story.

The New York Times reported the U.S. Department of Justice plans to investigate and sue universities if its civil rights division deems white applicants were discriminated against due to affirmative action.

"In its haste to pass this legislation, the Congress included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions", Trump's statement said, complaining about parts of the bill that restrain him from retracting the sanctions. The House voted 419-3 in support of the bill.

The Guardian reports that Richard Painter, ethics lawyer under George W. Bush (lol), says that Trump's involvement very much constitutes an obstruction of justice. Vice-President Mike Pence said the bill showed Trump and Congress were speaking "with a unified voice".

Even "high-quality" people need help from their fathers sometimes, and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders just confirmed that President Trump did in fact help formulate his son's response to allegations about his meeting with a Russian lawyer.

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Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow, who has been handling inquiries into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, had previously denied Trump's involvement in drafting the initial statement.

One of Trump Sr.'s personal attorneys, Jay Sekulow, told ABC News on July 12 that the president "wasn't involved" in the formulation of the statement and "didn't sign off on anything". "This was. unnecessary", one of the president's advisers told the newspaper. I'm assuming that was between Mr. Donald Trump Jr., between Don Jr. and his lawyer.

"A sensitive legal matter such as [drafting Trump Jr.'s statement] would normally have been handled by the attorneys, given that it was about the Russian Federation investigation", CNN reported.

A White House aide said a statement would be issued later Wednesday.

In a statement to ABC channel, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov had said, "I think this retaliation is long, long overdue".

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